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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-05-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Wertles
You are correct that there are no replacement u...

You are correct that there are no replacement u joints except for a remanufactured shaft. I tried to have mine replaced when I had my driveshaft shortened for my 6 speed conversion only to find that...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-05-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Wertles
If you are a DIY person, I would go the used...

If you are a DIY person, I would go the used route as the labor is free. It is a fairly easy process. Maybe 2 hours at most if you have never done it before. The joints should theoretically be good...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By Wertles
Yes, the military is already using them. ...

Yes, the military is already using them.


http://www.polaris.com/en-us/military-vehicles/military-atv/sportsman-mv-850-le/features
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Wertles
Not sure about the availability of the Quaiffe,...

Not sure about the availability of the Quaiffe, but your rear diff is not that difficult to rebuild. Chances are by now, it is running as an open diff as the clutches are worn out. Here is where to...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Wertles
You sir have a different transmission than the OP.

You sir have a different transmission than the OP.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Wertles
The manual transmission does not have a dip...

The manual transmission does not have a dip stick. I could be mistaken,but I believe you are looking at the power steering reservoir. That system uses automatic transmission fluid. Your manual...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-28-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By Wertles
It is not hard at all to replace the guides....

It is not hard at all to replace the guides. First seat took an hour. Second 45 minutes. By the time you do the "repair," you could have done the job the right way and not have to worry about it. ...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-02-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Wertles
This fixes your problem. I've done it to 3 cars...

This fixes your problem. I've done it to 3 cars so far. At this point, nothing else is needed.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318432&highlight=blend+door+cable+adjust
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-03-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By Wertles
I have had really good luck with PDR but with...

I have had really good luck with PDR but with something that is a skill, every experience is different. Asking used car lots which guy is the best is a great way to find someone with experience and...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-22-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Wertles
The poly subframe bushings don't make any noise. ...

The poly subframe bushings don't make any noise. They just limit movement in hopes of preventing the subframe failure. I have the Ireland Engineering in both my cars, both used as daily drivers. On...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-11-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Wertles
What's your budget for your build? No one can...

What's your budget for your build? No one can help you without knowing what you have to work with. Putting a turbo on your car is a very expensive upgrade since there are no real bolt on kits. Most...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-04-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Wertles
I would check the guibo ASAP to make sure it...

I would check the guibo ASAP to make sure it hasn't come apart. If it is original, it's probably in pieces.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-03-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By Wertles
Many of us with lowered cars accept the negative...

Many of us with lowered cars accept the negative camber and increased tire wear. Call it the cost of a performance car. If your car is on stock suspension and not been lowered, it is time for...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-24-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,702
Posted By Wertles
I have rebuilt a Z3 roadster and an M coupe. That...

I have rebuilt a Z3 roadster and an M coupe. That car is not worth the effort. Part it out and you will be much further ahead.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-23-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Wertles
The dual exhaust is specific to the ///M cars....

The dual exhaust is specific to the ///M cars. The other Z3 models have a spare tire in the trunk floor that needs to be modified, removed, bumper cut out etc. to make it work. It's been done before...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-13-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Wertles
I didn't want a cord hanging in my car and my...

I didn't want a cord hanging in my car and my hand kept hitting the cord when I shifted so I added a 12V socket behind the radio. I tapped into the switched power to the radio. I tie wrapped the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Wertles
http://www.sellyourcatsdirect.com I think...

http://www.sellyourcatsdirect.com

I think this is where I sent mine. I believe I got $100 each for them.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Wertles
The mufflers are basically worthless. The stock...

The mufflers are basically worthless. The stock mid pipe is worth about $250 to the right person. Do not throw the catalytic converters in the dumpster. You can recycle them for about $100 a piece.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-05-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Wertles
This. I then did a full Leatherique treatment on...

This. I then did a full Leatherique treatment on it and it did a marvelous job removing the gummy feeling.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-13-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Brake/Rotors Decision
Views: 568
Posted By Wertles
Take choice 2. Drilled rotors (for the most part)...

Take choice 2. Drilled rotors (for the most part) are a cosmetic only option. They do not provide any increase in performance for street use and actually have an increase incidence of cracking...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-07-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Wertles
Soooooo jealous. If you happen across another...

Soooooo jealous. If you happen across another one, pm me. X2 on the smoking tires vid.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-19-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Z3 Coupe (E36/8) AC only works on high
Views: 308
Posted By Wertles
Fairly easy and cheap DIY. ...

Fairly easy and cheap DIY.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?632391-ac-fan-only-works-on-4-write-up-)
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-10-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Wertles
Not to scare you but I got that code as well last...

Not to scare you but I got that code as well last fall. I have been fighting it ever since. I bought new O2 sensors, new mid pipe for cats etc.... No fix. I am currently deleting the software that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-30-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Wertles
That was nice. I work there on weekends as a...

That was nice. I work there on weekends as a corner worker and get to see EVERYTHING. I am planning on being there for the mid week August dates with my 99 M Coupe. Hopefully by then I will have a...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-28-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,488
Posted By Wertles
I'm all for separate forums. I have almost...

I'm all for separate forums. I have almost (accidently) posted on a Z4 question thinking it was on a Z3. I have no idea if what I had written would have applied to the Z4, but the point is that I...
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